BeanStalk ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500! [Android 4.4.4]


For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the Week, check out latest version of BeanStalk ROM!

Based on the latest Android 4.4.4, BeanStalk ROM brings you the best and latest Google OS to your Exynos-based GT-i9500 S4.  One of the main benefits of Android 4.4.4 is obviously much more performance and better battery life over Android 4.4.2.  While you could wait for Samsung to update its firmware, why wait you can install great custom ROM such as the BeanStalk ROM?

You will be able to get the latest Android 4.4.4 + root along with slew of customization options including HALO, Active Display, Gesture Anywhere, Shake Events (Shake your phone to launch an app or turn on flashlight!), Battery Save Mode, PIE Controls,  custom animations, and much more.

Overall, BeanStalk ROM is an excellent daily-driver for your GT-i9500, so definitely check it out this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download BeanStalk ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 (PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL UNLESS YOU HAVE GT-i9500!!!)

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (DO NOT USE OLDER GAPPS!!!)

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

(First time installing custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 first!)

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)

Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.


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27 Responses

  1. Noor Mumtaz says:

    Can u pls explain.. if i already have beanstalk4.4.2 .. how can i upgrade to 4.4.4 from 4.4.2
    the procedure pls .. sorry for my bad english!! 🙂

  2. billylee says:

    hi i already flash to 4.4.4 BeanStalk Rom i missing my sms icon

  3. Tele says:

    Thanks for this Max…This is an awesome ROM, I love it! Its fast, everything is working, battery life is good (although I had some initial problems with that and I just checked out the battery status to see what was eating it up…Turned out to be Google Play Services, but with a bit of tweaking got it right under control).
    I really like the customizations that are available right from the ROM. This will drive my S4 for some time!

    • Jim says:

      I’m curious – how did you “reign in” Google Services battery usage? You can’t disable GS, right?


    • Gary says:

      Yeah Tele, please give some details of what tweaking you did with the battery.

      Installation went OK, and I really like this ROM, but it chews up the battery.

      • Gary says:

        So I was really battling with the power consumption and decided to put the stock ROM back on the phone. I did that and went back to my expected battery life. Nice to have a whole day of battery again. But then I had got used to Beanstalk ROM and really missed that. So I put Beanstalk back on the phone and guess what?

        I am still getting really good battery life.

        Don’t know what happened the first time, but now I am really happy!

  4. Juan Pablo says:

    Hi guys! do you know which languages are supported in this ROM?.. in my case i would like to have it in spanish. Thanks!

  5. eyad says:

    i get error checking for new update in Beanstalk OTA

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  7. ndcec says:

    What is the difference between this and the “Mahdi ROM for Galaxy S4! [Android 4.4.4/STABLE]”?

    Thank you in advance!

  8. Satya says:

    I listened that there are call quality issues!! is that true? Wanted to flash this ROM but this call quality issue bugging me.

  9. Nikhil says:

    I installed bean stalk 4.4.4 but it does not charge my galaxy s4 i9500 in switch off mode…and facing charging problems please help…….

  10. Harsh says:

    Hi I just installed this ROM..and the problem is the call quality is bad I can’t hear anything. Please help

  11. sean says:

    Can anybody tell me how to switch off the mobile data for this rom? Coz it turns itself back on again even after i switch it off

  12. rafael says:

    I wonder if the galaxy s4 GTi-9505 supports is ROM?

  13. donatello says:

    Ive been using dis rom for quite a while..evrything works perfectly to me..
    But, i cant move my apps to sd card..ive tried evry apps from the store n xposed n nothing seems yo work..
    Does anybody know how to solve this problem?

  14. i9500 says:

    i9500 not work “”””””””””””” unlike

  15. Nick Dedic says:

    I have the same problem, I could not move some of the apps to the SD card.
    Can anybody move any apps to SD after has been installed this ROM?

  16. SHADI says:

    very fast ROM (i9500 / 4.4.4) … however it sucks life out of battery at a very fast rate (4:30 hours on battery and already down to 65% with phone being idle, screen off, 95% of the time). I also get an update ROM update error when i try beanstalk OTA.

    I think i am letting this ROM go soon and trying another , which is unfortunate because it’s crazy fast.

    Any recommendations ?

  17. Hemant says:

    Great ROM. Has loads for features and is pretty fast. However the battery drains very fast and that was the very reason for me to install custom ROM.

    Another issue is I need encryption working to get my corporate mail on it. The encryption starts. However, it reboots normally.
    Would appreciate if I can have help in getting encryption working.

  18. Angelo says:

    thank you.. Its very easy to install. Beanstalk is best for galaxy S4

  19. Akshay says:

    i am facing call quality issues. pls help!

  20. Soner YAVUZ says:

    i install that rom and i like very much really. But i want use on my GT-i9500 SAMSUNG KEYBORAD. this rom have google keyboard and not numeric. can i use samsung keyboard on tih s version ?

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